CVMA News

10 Jun CVMA Nominating Committee selects candidate for president-elect

The CVMA Nominating Committee has nominated Jackie Christakos, DVM, for the office of president-elect for 2019-2020. In accordance with CVMA bylaws, the CVMA membership may put forth a candidate by petition with the signatures of 2.5% of the voting membership (37 members) within 30 days of this notice. If no candidate is advanced by the petition process, Christakos will be declared president-elect and there will be no vote by the membership for this position for the 2019 election. To put forth another candidate for consideration, please email CVMA (info@colovma.org) with 37 voting...

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09 Apr Colorado veterinary leaders approve statement supporting the socially conscious animal communities and opposing the no-kill movement in animal welfare

(Denver, CO) – In a unanimous move, the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Board of Directors has approved a position statement supporting the socially conscious animal community movement and opposing the no-kill movement in animal welfare. The statement comes after a no-kill organization running an animal shelter in Pueblo relinquished its license amid a state investigation into shelter conditions and high number of animal deaths. “As veterinarians, we have a responsibility to prevent and relieve animal suffering,” said CVMA President Will French, DVM. “The idea of the no-kill movement is misleading, and...

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18 Feb Denver area veterinarians partner with local shelters to provide adopted shelter pets health care after adoption

For many shelter pets, going home with their forever family is the first step in a bright new future. Now, Denver area veterinarians are teaming up with shelters to ensure these adopted shelter pets continue to receive lifelong care the moment they walk out the door. The partnership between Denver area veterinarians and Denver area shelters is facilitated by Connect for Care, a new program run by the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and designed to unify veterinarians, shelters, and pet owners all around the same common goal: Ensuring adopted shelter...

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01 Dec CVMA Welcomes New Communications & Marketing Director

CVMA is pleased to introduce our new Director of Communications and Marketing, Kate Wessels. A proud Colorado native, Kate is passionate about enhancing the lives of Colorado animals and the people who love and care for them. Kate grew up in Douglas County and has earned degrees from CU-Boulder, where she also sat on the CU-Boulder Alumni Association Board of Advisors. During her time at the university, she spent two semesters working with CVMA as our first-ever Communications intern. Kate later went on to join AAHA in a staff communications role, eventually...

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12 Sep President’s Letter to CVMA Members

September 12, 2018 Dear CVMA Members, For more than 20 years, PetAid Animal Hospital (formerly Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital) has provided veterinary care to underserved pets in the Denver metro community. You may know that in 2007, visionary CVMA leaders saw the value of providing veterinary care to pets of owners in financial distress. At that time, the Colorado Veterinary Medical Foundation (CVMF) was created as the charitable arm of CVMA to take over the operation of Harrison Memorial Hospital and provide donor-supported veterinary care to income-qualified pet owners. In 2012, the...

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29 Jun CVMA Member Karen McCormick Wins Democratic Primary for 4th Congressional District

Retired CVMA member and Longmont veterinarian, Karen McCormick, won the Democratic primary for the 4th Congressional District of the United States Congress against Chase Kohne on June 26, 2018. The historically conservative 4th Congressional District is currently represented by Republican Ken Buck, who is running unopposed in the Republican primary. Read the full Times-Call article....

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11 Jun CVMA Welcomes Manager of Chapter Relations

The change to a chapter structure was an important step in the evolution of CVMA. Understanding that chapters want to become more active to engage members, we created a new staff position dedicated full time to helping our chapters operate and grow. We are pleased to announce that Ashley Larson has joined CVMA as our Manager of Chapter Relations!   A Colorado native, Ashley has spent the last 12 years working inside a veterinary hospital. She started at the front desk and then cross trained as an assistant, eventually becoming the practice...

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07 May Members Represent CVMA at Furry Scurry

Denver's Washington Park overflowed with dogs and their people during the 25th Annual Dumb Friends League Furry Scurry event on May 5, where more than 12,000 participants and their 5,000 canine companions showed up for the annual dog walk that raises money for shelter pets.   CVMA staffed a booth where member veterinarians volunteered time to talk to pet owners and provide general pet healthcare advice while also offering on-the-spot microchip scanning. While most of the pets we saw were microchipped, many owners were unsure of their pet's ID numbers and if...

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09 Apr A Big THANK YOU from CVMA for PetCheck 2018!

CVMA would like to extend a very sincere "Thank You" to all who participated in the PetCheck program this past weekend! We are overjoyed to hear the response from the community in need, who would not have been able to have their pets visit a veterinarian had this opportunity not been available to them. We've heard such amazing stories from so many caring pet owners that have warmed our hearts and shown us how much this program truly means to so many. We hope that you were able to hear...

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04 Apr CVMA Member Dr. Melanie Marsden Wins AVMA Election!

CVMA is excited to announce that our own Dr. Melanie Marsden is the newly elected AVMA District 9 Representative!   The elections concluded on March 31 and results were announced on April 3. In this role, Dr. Marsden will represent AVMA members in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Utah.   Dr. Marsden is the owner of Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic in Colorado Springs. She has been an active member of CVMA for 20 years and currently serves as our AVMA Delegate. She is a past-president of CVMA and the Colorado Springs Area...

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